• Armada Alpha X 2015

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      • Review by JLH on Sep 08, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
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      • Reviewed Ski Size: 182 (110-95-112) Review:

        Best skis ever tried. Super ill, flexxy Shreds the woods.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
      • Review by FryingBiscuit on Sep 02, 2015 @ 3:58 AM
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      • Reviewed Ski Size: 182 (110-95-112) Review:

        the perfect ski for butters and presses

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
      • Review by austin.artichuk on Mar 31, 2015 @ 7:08 PM
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      • Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
      • Review by Sequoia on Jan 04, 2015 @ 10:58 AM
        • 0
      • Reviewed Ski Size: 182 (110-95-112) Review:

        Just some background, I'm 6'2" 165 lbs and bought the 182.

        Factory recommended mount point is at -5, I mounted it at -2.5 for a more park oriented stance. If the Alpha X is going to be your park ski, I would recommend mounting a bit farther forward, -1 or -1.5 is a common point. The ski is extremely asymmetrical (differing tip/tail rocker lengths) so mounting it at center would seriously hinder all mountain performance.

        Now for my thoughts on the ski:

        From the -2.5 mount, this ski absolutely RIPS all mountain. I was able to set it on edge and carve harder than ever before, while the race base helped me hit breakneck speeds on steeper all mountain runs. The skis are super stable at these speeds since they're relatively stiff, no noticeable chatter from the tip/tail rocker. If you want a ski that you can charge with confidence and be the fastest park rat in existence, this is your ski.

        I took it into the park and was thoroughly impressed. Although Armada markets the ski as an all mountain ripper / mini JJ, the Alpha X definitely shows the strong Armada park genetics. Good flex, solid on rails even with a wider underfoot, and just stiff enough on jumps to promote solid landings, even on backseat landings. The -2.5 mount definitely felt a little off when spinning, I would mount forward of that if you're looking to ski more park.

        The ski has surprisingly good float and performance in the deeper stuff, the wider nose / narrow tail shape makes it ski like it's much wider than 95 underfoot.



        All in all, this is an absurdly good do-it-all ski. It's an absolute beast on the steeps and a timeless classic in the park. If you're looking for a one-ski quiver or a wider park ski with tip / tail rocker, this is your ski. I would fully recommend it to anyone looking for a superior all around ripper. 10/10

        -JL

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Alpha X
    • Manufacturer:
    • Armada
    • Year:
    • 2015
    • Gender:
    • Neutral
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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